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By Gretchen Hintz
This is a massive powerpoint that can fill an entire six weeks for the desperate 12th grade English teacher! There's Anglo-Saxon background, the history of the Beowulf story and transcript, elements of translation, vocabulary, notes, and questions
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
Students love deciphering these riddles. Solutions are included in the file. Students try to solve riddles while also identifying epic poetry elements like kenning. This is a nice stress-free lesson to put in the middle of the Beowulf unit.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
Activities
$1.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
This powerpoint presentation covers a 4-6 week unit on Medieval English History and Literature. There's historical events, background on feudalism and chivalry, ballads, Canterbury Tales, and an additional unit tracing back early to modern accounts
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
7 ratings
3.8
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By Gretchen Hintz
This is a simple and straightforward handout to help students write their own sci-fi short story. Students pick an element from each column and develop a story around those elements. The rest of the assignment guidelines are up to the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
9 ratings
3.9
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By Gretchen Hintz
This is my overview for my senior Restoration unit (1660-1800). There's the historical background, changes in literature and theatre since the Renaissance, and a good chunk of the PPT is dedicated to Voltaire's Candide and Swift's first book of
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
6 ratings
3.8
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By Gretchen Hintz
We all know teenagers can use help learning how to socialize with each other and recognizing when they use stereotyping and discrimination. This lesson is primarily written for the Psychology 101 classroom studying Social Psychology. That said,
Subjects:
School Counseling, Psychology, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$5.00
6 ratings
3.6
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By Gretchen Hintz
This project can accompany dystopian literature or satirical literature. I present this project to my seniors after they read a portion of Thomas More's Utopia and Swift's Gulliver's Travels. But this could work with younger grades reading
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Gretchen Hintz
I like to give my students options. I have listed both creative projects and research projects for Animal Farm. Students have to do one of each. Creative projects range from tactical strategy to journalism to artwork. Research projects pertain
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Projects
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
An expansive powerpoint covering 15th to early 17th century England. A history of the Tudor monarchs and important events, Humanism and the Renaissance, styles of literature of the time, Renaissance way of life, Metaphysical and Pastoral poets,
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
1 rating
3.8
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By Gretchen Hintz
I start my Macbeth unit with this PPT. It gives the historical background on the real King Macbeth and how his life differed from his Shakespearian counterpart. Has a lot of info.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
Corresponds well with my Medieval England PPT available for purchase. A very good, and incredibly helpful to the students, method for reviewing! Categories are Feudalism, Canterbury Tales, Ballads, Historical Events, and King Arthur.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By Gretchen Hintz
This is a massive powerpoint that should last you at least two months. It chronologically teaches American literature from 1400 and ends on Hawthorne (a perfect stopping place if you plan to teach "The Scarlet Letter"). There is a creation story
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
A PPT that covers Scarlet Letter from start to finish! This is a great resource to give students background and to build up conversations about the themes and literary elements within the novel! There are slides on Puritan history, Nathaniel
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Gretchen Hintz
This is a fabulous project intended to follow up a reading of the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. It's always my students' favorite part of my Medieval Literature unit!The first part of this assignment gives students a handful of
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
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By Gretchen Hintz
I assign this editorial as a response to Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, but you could use it for other American Revolution writers, such as Thomas Paine. Students are required to respond to a historical event, the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Homework
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
This powerpoint is a thorough, but not overwhelming, introduction to the Odyssey, Greek epic poetry, and Ancient Greek culture as we know it from this literature. The Trojan War is explained, common terms for epics like nostos and arete are
Subjects:
Ancient History, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Gretchen Hintz
I use this as a precursor to the full research process when I teach Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. You can use it as a webquest, team building activity, a way to make students more informed about Rome for either Literature or History courses, or you
Subjects:
Ancient History, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
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By Gretchen Hintz
A simple webquest to do with your students before reading Animal Farm.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Webquests
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By Gretchen Hintz
This is a part of my World Literature unit. I start the year with this unit with 10th graders, so the works are shorter and each presents a different aspect of writing from around the world. Kipling is a great author for introducing colonialism to
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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By Gretchen Hintz
Everyone's favorite reading companion to make Chaucer's Canterbury Tales more understandable! **I ALSO HAVE A FUN CREATIVE PROJECT FOR CANTERBURY TALES IN MY SHOP!**Make taking notes about the Pilgrims streamlined and simple with a character log
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been a teacher for 10 years. I'm currently teaching Art I-IV and Digital Media (Graphic Design), but English and Psychology were both dear to my heart as well. As the sole secondary Gifted English teacher in my school system, I had to make a lot of material from scratch to suit my bright students. So many of my English PPTs are definitely wonderful for an Honors classroom, or can serve as a good challenge to non-Honors students to think outside of the box. Over my career I have taught: Gifted English I-IV, dual-enrollment Psychology 101, Art I-IV, Graphic Design (Adobe certification), regular ed. English II, III, and IV, and READ 180. I've also taught Freshman Comp and British Lit at university. Presented with the need to rewrite common core curriculum for my school system, I have rewritten an entire English 2 unit and all of it's components, so I'm accustomed to the standards and methods of approaching them. I've also written curriculum for a major education company, including testing questions and a full 80 page history unit.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My main goal with my students is for them to find their own voice and to be able to explain or defend it. With art students, it's about finding a "voice" and an identity through their materials and subject matter. I believe that being expected to write over and over again can create a good writer. It forces students to see the loopholes in their own logic and repair them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My students have earned a number of poetry, fiction, and essay writing rewards and have excelled remarkably on the English portions of the ACT. My honors are mostly from my time as a student as well. Summa Cum Laude as both a Graduate and Undergraduate university student. Otherwise I've had some writing published. My art students have placed in state and national competitions as well.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters in English with additional Masters studies in Gifted Education. Bachelors in Visual Art - concentrations in painting and graphic design/video. I was also on an Honors track as an Undergrad with a minor earned in English.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a huge nerd for Literature, History... essentially all of the Humanities subjects. I try to make many of my lesson plans all-inclusive, placing emphasis on historical relations to the work being read, the arts of that period, etc. It's my goal to have students really appreciate the Classical Studies/Humanities subjects in such a STEM driven world.

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